The Poetry of August (MP3)
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AUGUST - The eighth month of the year in the Gregorian calendar and the full palette of nature is on glorious display. Our poets, Wordsworth, Swinburne, Alford, Riley and Hardy describe and reveal their thoughts on the month and notable dates within it. Among our readers are Richard Mitchley and Ghizela Rowe. August - An Introduction; Hymn For The First Of August By John Pierpoint; Stanzas For The First Of August By James Monroe Whitfield; Sonnet XLII To GWC August 1st 1846 By Christopher Pearse Cranch; To Ms Jane Forster, On Her Birthday, August 4th 1724 By Henry Baker; August 1865 By Carolyn Clive; August 1914 By Isaac Rosenberg; Composed Near Calais, August 7th 1802 By William Wordsworth; Grant At Rest August 8th 1885 By James Whitcomb Riley; August Moonrise By Sara Teasdale; Calais August 1802 By William Wordsworth; I H B Died August 11th 1898 By William Winter; Summer Is Ended By Christina Rossetti; Tis The last Rose Of Summer By Thomas Moore; At Sundown By Daniel Sheehan; The Summer Rain By Henry David Thoreau; From Piccadilly In August By John Freeman; A Summer Evening Churchyard By Percy Bsysshe Shelley; Memorials Of A Tour In Scotland August 1803 By William Wordsworth; August 19th 1830 By Henry Alford; August By James Whitcomb Riley; An August Evening, 1865 By Carolyn Clive; August the 22nd 1830 By Henry Alford; The Winds Tidings In August 1870 By Augusta Davies Webster; Sonnet LIII, August By Christopher Pearse Cranch; Moonlight Summer Moonlight By Emily Jane Brontë; Lines Written In August By Thomas Babbington Macaulay; August By Algernon Charles Swinburne.